Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Elie Wiesel's NIGHT

Elie Wiesel's NIGHT

Book review by Dennis D. McDonald

This short book, newly re-translated into English, is the memory of a teenage Jewish boy who is sent to a series of German concentration camps during World War II.  He survives, but most of those around him — including his father — do not.

Most of the book is a matter of fact retelling of the day to day horrors of what it is like to be the target of an organized racial extermination plan where the targets of extermination are systematically brutalized, starved, and forced as slaves to work to support the Nazi war effort. It is intensely personal and matter of fact but occasionally reveals very adult and complex thinking about God, the existence of evil, and most profoundly, the existence of God.

Review copyright (c) 2007 by Dennis D. McDonald

 

Chiara Frugoni's BOOKS, BANKS, BUTTONS, AND OTHER INVENTIONS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Chiara Frugoni's BOOKS, BANKS, BUTTONS, AND OTHER INVENTIONS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Michael Carlowicz and Ramon Lopez' STORMS FROM THE SUN

Michael Carlowicz and Ramon Lopez' STORMS FROM THE SUN